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South Africa, China lift ties to a new level

South Africa and China have entered into several agreements that will enable economic growth and educational opportunities, the Presidency said on Monday. One agreement signed during the state visit by President Cyril Ramaphosa – on investment and trade promotion between the two countries – carries a monetary value of approximately

SA to host China

President Cyril Ramaphosa will host the President of the People’s Republic of China, Xi Jinping, on a State visit to South Africa. “The State visit takes place within the context of strengthening strategic and historic political, economic, social and international cooperation partnership between South Africa and China,” the Presidency said

Team SA makes us proud

Brand South Africa on Monday congratulated the country’s sportsmen and women on their achievements at the weekend. Brand SA said sport has great impact on the nation brand and its attractiveness on a global stage. It said that the nation brand is not preserved by a single dimension, but rather

Saudi Arabia gives SA energy sector $10bn boost

A $10 billion investment pledge into the South African energy sector by Saudi Arabia is set to enhance energy security, create capacity and reduce the cost of energy in South Africa. The pledge was made during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State visit to Saudi Arabia, which began on Thursday. “This commitment

SA participates in AGOA Forum

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies is in Washington DC in the US where the 17th Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum kicked off today. The forum said the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) will focus on the implementation of AGOA, as well as, strategies for deepening the

SA eyes opportunities in China

With South Africa due to host the BRICS Summit next month, the country is keen to collaborate with and explore investment opportunities and partnerships with Chinese companies, says Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe. Speaking at the reception of a Chinese business delegation at the Chinese Embassy in Tshwane

G7 Leaders’ summit a success

President Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded his working visit to Canada, where he participated in the G7 Leaders’ Outreach Summit, the Presidency said on Monday. South Africa’s participation in the two-day session, which was held under the theme ‘Healthy, Productive and Resilient Oceans and Seas, Coasts and Communities’, was at the

SA to use UNSC seat to advance Africa’s interests

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa will use its membership of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to advance the interests of Africa, particularly the priorities of the African Union Agenda 2063. South Africa’s tenure will be guided by the commitment to resolve regional, global and international conflicts and promote

SA to host successful BRICS Summit

Plans are underway to ensure the successful hosting of the 10th BRICS Summit in July, Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane said on Thursday. “Plans are underway to ensure the successful hosting of the Summit,” said the Minister. In a statement, Mokonyane said South Africa has made headway on media coordination in